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How to Draw a Nutcracker

A super simple tutorial on how to draw a Nutcracker is ready. I have prepared an easy guide for you with just nine steps.

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how to draw a nutcracker step by step

In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a Nutcracker step by step. This lesson will definitely give you a good mood and a sense of celebration. You do not need to worry that you do not have enough skills to complete this drawing. I have prepared this lesson especially for novice artists with no experience, as well as for children.

The Nutcracker is a traditional Christmas toy. It is a doll-shaped nutcracker. The Nutcracker is the main character of the fairy tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”. This is a funny toy that was given for Christmas to a little girl. In this piece, various amazing and exciting stories and adventures took place with the nutcracker.

If you like the story of the Nutcracker, then you will definitely enjoy completing this drawing lesson.


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Time needed: 30 minutes

How to Draw a Nutcracker

  1. Draw the outline of the nutcracker’s head.

    Depict two curved lines opposite each other. This element looks like a large parenthesis.how to draw a simple nutcracker

  2. Add the nutcracker helmet.

    Draw a trapezoid-like shape above the nutcracker’s head, add a visor and decorative elements.how to draw a nutcracker easy

  3. Draw the outline of the nutcracker’s upper torso.

    Using straight lines sketch out the shoulders and sides of the nutcracker.nutcracker drawing lesson for kids

  4. Sketch out arms.

    Draw the character’s arms using curved lines that are rounded at the edges.nutcracker drawing easy

  5. Draw the belt and the bottom of the nutcracker jacket.

    Depict a belt below the outline of the sides and add the lower part of the jacket.nutcracker drawing tutorial

  6. Draw the legs of the character.

    Use long, parallel straight lines and also draw a line for the outline of the shoe.nutcracker drawing step by step

  7. Add the facial features of the nutcracker.

    Draw the eyebrows, eyes, nose, two straight rows of teeth, and a curled mustache.simple nutcracker drawing

  8. Draw decorative elements to the costume.

    In the form of large and small circles, depict the buttons on the jacket and boots.easy nutcracker drawing

  9. Color the drawing.

    Use beige, red, black, yellow, green and pink colors.nutcracker art lesson

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